Reconstruction of the Order's Numbers of the Votkinsk Plant's Shipbuilding Workshop on 1865-1902
Based on the documentation of the Votkinsk plant, there was reconstructed the list of the vessels and the floating crafts, that were built by the shipbuilding workshop from 1865 to 1902. Then it was combined with a list compiled on the basis of merchant fleet registers and ship's rolls, and is superimposed on known order numbers. It turned out that the plant built more vessels and floating crafts than there are available rooms. This paradox can be explained by the following considerations.
... onsiderations. Several boats could have a common number, especially if they were delivered in the semi-finished products with final assembly in place (as was the case for the Aral Flotilla). There was a duplication of information and one vessel could under different names twice get on the list. The Kama Shipyard, which was built on Kama for a while, was built to avoid expensive alloys on Votka and Siva, could have its own order numbers. Based on the analysis of the list obtained, the following conclusions are made about the functioning of shipbuilding in Votkinsk. In the indicated chronological framework, there is a reorientation of production from the Naval Department to private orders and orders from other government agencies. Despite the reorientation of production, the plant maintains approximately constant proportions between self-propelled and non-self-propelled vessels (approximately three to one). What, probably, was necessary for the modernization of production in the conditions of industrial revolution of the second half of the XIX century.